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Hale Ulula'au - A Peaceful Forest Retreat

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Explore the area

    Popular LocationFriendship Garden1 min walk
    Popular LocationBay View Golf Course3 min drive
    Popular LocationKawainui Park6 min drive
    AirportHonolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.)24 min drive

Space details

1 bathroom, sleeps 3
46 sq m
Common area
    1 king bed
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Hale Ulula'au - A Peaceful Forest Retreat

Apartments with water park, near Kaneohe Bay
This is a legally established property, please read below for more info*

Set on a lush green hill above magical Kaneohe Bay, this apartment offers a serene getaway and is within 10 minutes of Kailua Beach, a boat or kayak trip to the Kaneohe Bay Sandbar or 2 to 5 minutes from popular hiking trails.

Listen to the gentle rain as you sleep, awaken to the sound of birds greeting the sun, and then take an easy drive to Kailua or Lanikai beach, Kualoa Ranch or catch a boat to the sandbar in Kaneohe Bay.

The studio apartment has been renovated recently and is in excellent condition. New appliances and cabinetry in the kitchen make meal preparation a breeze. It occupies the ground floor of our home (we live upstairs) and has its own private entrance.

The neighborhood is very quiet and there is a bus stop at the bottom of the hill, although we recommend a car for the best Oahu experience. Off street parking is available for one car.

Wi-Fi and cable TV are provided as is a charging station for phones and tablets. A laptop friendly desk has power and a second charging station. You may use our laundry equipment if you schedule your use with your host.

The patio is amid a tropical garden and has a barbeque grill, table, and chairs for outside dining and relaxation.

There is a guest parking area in our driveway and a quiet path to the ocean side of the house that leads to the private entrance to your apartment, through a patio with barbeque grill, table, and chairs.

The apartment is on the ground floor of our residence, we live upstairs and will respect your privacy. We are happy to offer advice or recommendations to enhance your stay.

There is a popular hiking trail that originates nearby.

* In compliance with the Revised Ordinances of the City & County of Honolulu, The property will be made exclusively available to the renter for a full period of 30-days and no one else may occupy the property during that period. The 30-day rental period will be communicated to guest upon booking. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.
Recreational amenities at the apartment include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • WiFi available

Parking and transport

  • Limited on-site parking (max. 1 space)
  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Studio
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided


  • TV with cable/satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 3
  • Unit size: 500 sq ft (46 sq m)



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking

Renovations and closures

We're sorry, properties in this area are unavailable for the dates you selected.


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Property registration number GE-050-444-8000-01,+TA-050-444-8000-01,+GE-050-444-8000-01

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

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About this area


This apartment is located in Kaneohe. Shoppers can check out Aloha Tower Marketplace, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Kaneohe Bay and Kailua Beach. Honolulu Zoo and Sea Life Park are also worth visiting. Jet skiing and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and mountain climbing nearby. Guests appreciate the property's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Friendship Garden - 1 min walk
  • Kaneohe Bay - 13 min walk
  • Bay View Golf Course - 3 min drive
  • Kawainui Park - 6 min drive
  • Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Honolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.) - 24 min drive


  • Zia's Caffe - 4 min drive
  • Kin Wah Chop Suey - 5 min drive
  • Chao Phya Thai Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • El Mariachi - 6 min drive
  • Pah Ke's Chinese Restaurant - 6 min drive

Frequently asked questions

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5/5 Excellent

Liz and Terry have been such gracious hosts. Thank you!!!

5/5 Excellent

I was fortunate enough to spend three months with Elizabeth and Terry in this beautiful studio apartment below their home. As a travelling therapist, I have had many different experiences with housing, short/long term stays, etc. and this place blew them all out of the water. Communication with this couple was easy, well organized, and extremely welcoming. Upon arrival to the home, I found that the kitchen was fully stocked with the appliances/dishes I needed, the grill was cleaned with a brand-new tank of propane and a bag that included a lighter and all the grilling tools one may need. The sink was set up with a new bottle of dish detergent, the shower fully stocked with unopened bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body soap, and a fresh bar of soap. All toiletries were brand new with replacements stored away for future use. If ever I ran out of paper towels, trash bags, etc. they would restore them for me immediately. The studio was spotless upon my arrival. They did everything in their power to make me feel comfortable and to ensure that I had everything I needed. As a traveler from the mainland, there were many items that I needed but did not want to purchase because I knew I could not fly them back home with me (beach chair, umbrella, cooler bags, etc). All I had to do was ask and before I could get home from work and they would have all of these items set out on the porch for me to borrow for my duration. I absolutely loved the location, the views, and the neighbors. I felt more comfortable in this studio than anywhere else I have ever been. Also, if you enjoy hiking, there is a hike, The Friendship Garden, that begins approximately 10 feet from the driveway- great for a little evening exercise. Throughout my stay, they ensured that I always had a place to park in the driveway- which was VERY CONVENIENT if you have ever had to struggle with street parking. They always gave me my space, I was able to come and go as I pleased, and would always check-in to be sure I was doing okay and to see if there was anything they could help me with. You can find beaches, shopping centers, grocery stores, and gyms all within 10-15 mins of this location. They allowed me the option of a weekly maid (with an extra fee) and it made ALL the difference! The maid is phenomenal as well, it is a great feeling getting home from work to find that all of your dishes have been washed, trash is out, and your studio spotless. Elizabeth and Terry are truly good people.

4/5 Good

Cozy studio
Studio was clean and nice. Location was remote and for some reason I thought walking distance to beach or bay. The only complaint sliding glass door need better lock didn’t seem secure enough for me and screen needs replaced.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful property to feel like home and act as your home base
We really enjoyed staying at Terry and Liz's Ohana unit. The unit is tucked away on a quiet hillside overlooking beautiful Kaneohe Bay. The outdoor space is unique and tropical feeling with a gorgeous monkey pod tree providing shade and ambiance! The unit is clean and comfortable and has all the comforts of home, from face wipes to refresh after getting off the plane, plenty of towels for beach and showering, coffee and local honey for your morning joe, and they even had a delicious pineapple sliced in the fridge ready for breakfast our first morning! Terry and Liz greeted us and showed us to the unit, despite our late arrival. They were kind and accommodating of our needs as we traveled with an infant. Although we never made it for a hike, there is a popular hiking trail directly across the street from this property that would have been a lot of fun had we had more time. We loved the location of this property, just 10 minutes to Kailua and a short jaunt down into Town side. We truly enjoyed our stay here and only wish we'd had more time! Thank you!

5/5 Excellent

Nice and quiet:)
The room was very comfortable with an excellent bathroom/shower and small kitchen. The location is high on the hill under lots of shade and a nice breeze most of the day/night which made the temperature very comfortable. I had to work some and the internet connection was fast enough for video and anything else I needed. The morning I left I woke up early and hiked the trail across the street to catch the morning sunrise over Kaneohe Bay, it was beautiful!